I am a former marathon runner, high school French teacher, and hard-core Evangelical Bible-believin’ Christian, turned a Catholic stay-at-home mom.
We have five awesome littles under age 7 (twin girls, and 3 boys).
When the twins were born, my husband and I were living in the 'burbs of Boston, both teaching at two different private Catholic schools. Working full-time while our girls were infants had its challenges! I guess I got into blogging as a type of release valve. Although I have not posted anything new, you can find some of my old posts here.
When we found out I was expecting baby #3, we had to re-think the sustainability of our lifestyle, and my husband landed a job at a historic boarding school in the countryside of southern Pennsylvania. Lots of dairy farms, corn fields, and tractors. A dream land for a brood of little kids.
The latest chapter of the story has us moving to the hills of Virginia. Benedictine Option, or simply just a new job for the hubby, but we've ended up in a incredible, devout Catholic community. It's been strange going from one of only a handful Catholic families in a rural area, to one of many in a vibrant and growing parish. But we're eager to make it work, and trusting God with the details.
So plenty has changed in my life (although I would argue that the marathon running has certainly prepared me well for daily child wrangling)! When I am not matching endless pairs of itty bitty socks, sweeping Cheerios from all corners of the kitchen, peeling wannabe monkeys from trees and off of the top of bunkbeds, or squeezing eager listeners on my lap for a good picture book, I can be found reading my nerdy collection of stories of Catholic converts, watching cheesy TV and movies with my husband, and/or drinking plenty of coffee (free trade, whole beans). Feel free to e-mail me if you want to connect: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for visiting!